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Using GitHub Template Repos to Jump-Start Static Site Projects

If you’re getting started with static site generators, did you know you can use GitHub template repositories to quickly start new projects and reduce your setup time?… Read article

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How to Contribute to an Open Source Project

The following is going to get slightly opinionated and aims to guide someone on their journey into open source. As a prerequisite, you should have basic familiarity with the command line and Git. If you know the concepts and want to dive right into the step by step how-to guide, check out this part of the article.

Truly, there is no one way to contribute to an open source project, and to be involved often means more than code … Read article

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Introducing GitHub Actions

It’s a common situation: you create a site and it’s ready to go. It’s all on GitHub. But you’re not really done. You need to set up deployment. You need to set up a process that runs your tests for you and you're not manually running commands all the time. Ideally, every time you push to master, everything runs for you: the tests, the deployment... all in one place.

Previously, there were only few options here that could help … Read article

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Creating a Static API from a Repository

When I first started building websites, the proposition was quite basic: take content, which may or may not be stored in some form of database, and deliver it to people's browsers as HTML pages. Over the years, countless products used that simple model to offer all-in-one solutions for content management and delivery on the web.

Fast-forward a decade or so and developers are presented with a very different reality. With such a vast landscape of devices consuming digital content, it's … Read article

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First Impression of GitHub Desktop

GitHub Desktop was released late last week.

Wait, doesn't GitHub already have two desktop apps? If the same question crossed your mind when you first read that, then you are not alone. Yes, GitHub did have two desktop apps—one for Mac OS and one for Windows—but decided to unify them into a single app. Instead of GitHub for Mac and GitHub for Windows, we are now left with just GitHub Desktop.

I was planning to write up a … Read article

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#101: Let’s Suck at GitHub Together

You are probably pretty aware of why using version control is a good thing. In case you aren't, I quickly go through that in this video. Then we get into the most basic thing we can possibly do: put a project onto GitHub. If you are like me, you don't particularly enjoy "the command line", but between that and a Mac GUI app, we manage to get it done.

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